Thursday, January 29, 2009

Patt Morrison Fri, 1/30


Friday, January 30, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30





1:30 – 2:00

Wired for War

At the moment, 12,000 robots are fighting the war on terror; one day human soldiers may even be obsolete. P.W. Singer's last two books foretold the advent of private military firms and child soldiers. Both proved to be unnervingly accurate. He joins us today with his new book, Wired for War: the Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, predicting the dawn of robotic warfare, the most significant development in military affairs since the atom bomb.



P.W. Singer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign's defense policy task force, author of Wired for War






2:00 – 2:20

The Super Bowl: Football, Booze, Food…and Ridiculous Bets

Gambling is as much a part of the Super Bowl as the football itself, and over the years the variety of bets a gambler can make on various elements of the big game has grown to silly proportions.  From the color of the Gatorade poured on the winning coach to the length of the national anthem, prop bets offers the most degenerate of gamblers the opportunity to blow through their money in the most nonsensical of ways.  What are this year’s best Super Bowl prop bets, and is there a science to winning?



Matt “Money” Smith, host of the “Petros & Money Show” on Fox Sports Radio, heard here in L.A. from 4 – 7pm on KLAC AM570

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2:20 – 3:00

Laid Off But Still Opinionated: Theater Critics' Roundtable

They may be out of work, but they still have opinions on the onstage offerings in Southern California. From "Pippen" at the Taper and "Taking Over" at the Kirk Douglas Theater all the way to "That Naked Musical" at Macha Theater, LA Weekly theater critic-at-large, Steven Leigh Morris, Frontiers Magazine's Wenzel Jones, and Back Stage's Dany Margolies, join Patt for a discussion (and critique) of the latest to hit the local stage.



Steven Leigh Morris, Critic at Large, LA Weekly



Wenzel Jones, Contributing Writer, Frontiers Magazine



Dany Margolies, Executive Editor, Back Stage




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